Get FREE Westport Mini Maker Faire 2015 Tickets Now!

Time to get your FREE Westport Mini Maker Faire tickets!  Please sign up for your tickets and BRING THEM to the Westport Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, April 25:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/westport-mini-maker-faire-2015-tickets-14969271494

Although the tickets are free, we’re working on a number of items that will benefit people who register and bring their tickets to the Faire.

Please tell your friends about this year’s Faire and have them get their FREE tickets today!

WICC 600 Covers Westport Mini Maker Faire

Tony Reno from radio station WICC 600 in Bridgeport, Connecticut interviewed Mark Mathias about the upcoming fourth annual Westport Mini Maker Faire (www.westportmakerfaire.org) on Saturday, April 25, 2015 on Jesup Green and the Westport Library.

Get the latest poster

The latest poster for the 2015 Maker Faire is in. Feel free to download a copy, print it out, and display it (make sure to get permission first, if necessary) to show your support!

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Human Foosball Progress

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Mark Mathias and Mike Ogrinz (pictured) made a few runs to the local home improvement store to pick up supplies for the Human Foosball Arena to be featured at this year’s Faire. This is definitely a “big” event. Up to 12 people will step inside and take on the roll of Human Foosball Participants, sliding back and forth while attempting to score goals and defend against the opposing team.

Mike previous built the Nerdy Derby track for last year’s Faire, which will make a return appearance this year.

Support Remarkable STEAM and the Westport Mini-Maker Faire

Remarkable STEAM is proud to be included in “Giving Day” powered by Fairfield County Community Foundation (FCCF).  On Thursday, March 5, FCCF wants to raise $1 million for local nonprofits.  One of these nonprofits, Remarkable STEAM, co-produces the Westport Mini Maker Faire in partnership with the Westport Library. Please help us continue to be an innovative, creative and positive influence on people’s lives by supporting Remarkable STEAM, FCCF and our community on Thursday, March 5.

You can learn more about Giving Day on the FCCF website.

Maker Madness is coming to the Westport Public Library

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Maker workshops, snacks and lots of hands-on fun are featured in this dusk-to-dawn event for ages 11 & up.

This is a great event to get you in the Maker Spirit for this year’s Faire! 

Workshops include: 

  • Make-A-Movie workshop
  • SketchUp workshop (3D modeling software)
  • Specialized robot programming
  • Production of “Maker Madness: The Movie”
  • Stage Set Design
  • Unmake & Deconstruct
  • Drawing
  • A huge drum circle!
  • Design your own game in the Board Game Jam

Dinner, snacks and breakfast included. Click here to register online

 

Get the Call for Makers poster

We have received a lot of interest in our Call for Makers poster. Please click the thumbnail below to download a copy.

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We encourage you to print out copies and post them in places of business (ask your friends to do the same!) Stores, maker spaces, offices, gyms, yogurt shops, post offices, and schools are all great locations. Please be sure to obtain the permission of the person who controls a space before hanging a poster.

Thanks for helping us bring new Makers to our Faire!

2015 Call for Makers is now Open!

The official “Call for Makers” for the fourth annual Westport Mini Maker Faire is now open. We are looking for makers who have a broad diversity of making skills. Everything from craftsmen, crafters, artisans, artists, builders, performers, thinkers and doers. We want to continue our tradition of showcasing not only leading edge items such as 3D printing and robotics, but also more traditional skills such as woodworking, automobiles, arts, gardening and more.

For more information, please read the complete announcement

Fourth Annual Westport Mini Maker Faire Date Announced

The Westport Mini Maker Faire Organizing Committee has announced that the date for the fourth annual Westport Mini Maker Faire will be Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Westport Library, Jesup Green and the Taylor Parking lot in downtown Westport, Connecticut.

The Organizing Committee is planning for 6,000 attendees, up from 4,400 in 2014. This illustrates the continuing interest in creativity and innovation that have become synonymous with Maker Faires worldwide and the Westport Mini Maker Faire in particular. The Westport Mini Maker Faire is the largest single-day event in downtown Westport.

The official “Call for Makers” will go out in early January 2015 and sponsors are being signed up immediately.

For information about the Westport Mini Maker Faire, please contact Mark Mathias.

Westport Mini Maker Faire 2014 – The Movie

The Westport Library has produced a video of the third annual Westport Mini Maker Faire that was held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 in Westport, Connecticut. Enjoy reliving the excitement!